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Post  ankh_f_n_khonsu on Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:50 am

Here's an article I've stumbled across and would love to give a read...

Vermeir, Koen. (2007) Athanasius kircher's magical instruments: an essay on 'science', 'religion' and applied metaphysics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 38, 2, June 2007. pp. 363-400.

In this paper I endeavour to bridge the gap between the history of material culture and the history of ideas. I do this by focussing on the intersection between metaphysics and technology—what I call ‘applied metaphysics’—in the oeuvre of the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher. By scrutinising the interplay between texts, objects and images in Kircher’s work, it becomes possible to describe the multiplicity of meanings related to his artefacts. I unearth as yet overlooked metaphysical and religious meanings of the camera obscura, for instance, as well as of various other optical and magnetic devices. Today, instruments and artefacts are almost exclusively seen in the light of a narrow economic and technical concept. Historically, the ‘use’ of artefacts is much more diverse, however, and I argue that it is time to historicize the concept of ‘utility’.
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Post  Khephra on Sun Sep 27, 2009 5:22 pm

I do, but that's an Australasian journal, and may not be included in the databases my uni subscribes to. I'll check, but you might have to find someone with access to scholarly articles in Australia/NZ. ... Ridiculous, isn't it?

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Post  Khephra on Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:12 pm

This has been sorted out by Neutralrobotboy. cheers

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wait wait

Post  SoyCello on Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:02 pm

sorted out how!? =P hi everyone btw.
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